Closing date: Applications for First Steps are now closed.

Successful Areas 2015-16

Applications for the First Steps 2015-16 programme are now closed. You can take a look at the list of successful First Steps Areas below.

Download: First Step areas 2015-16 (Excel)

First Steps programme

The First Steps offer included the following support:

  • Each area will be supported by its own Relationship Manager who will act as a mentor and an advisor to help guide them through the programme
  • Each area will receive invitations to three training events which will offer advice and skills on how to work with others in their neighbourhood
  • Each area will receive leadership training with either the Eden project or the Institute for Community Organisers (CoCo)
  • All areas will have access to a grant of ¬£2,500 towards resources to help write their community action plan.

Starter Pack

The First Steps Starter Pack sets out the background to the programme, the application process, grant and direct support packages, shared learning resources/opportunities and key milestones.

Download: First Steps Starter Pack (PDF 1,800kb)


Applications for the First Steps programme are now closed.